London’s Victoria boasts an ever growing business district, being one of the capitals chief transport hubs, and possession of one of the most prime post codes in the country. The desirable attributes of the location will not be stopping there, as 2016 envisions Victoria to transform into the next major eating-out hotspot.
A decade ago, Victoria was not a coveted part of Central London for foodies. Next year however, this is going to change, as Land Securities, a property development giant, have been entrusted with transforming Victoria into a dining location to rival the likes of Shoreditch and Soho.
Investing £2.2 billion, Victoria has built 2 new developments, and will soon be home to 2 more. These will house over 20 new eateries. The developments include impressive new buildings Nova Victoria, 62 Buckingham Gate, Kings Gate, and the Zig Zag building.
Victoria has already benefitted from the addition of King’s Gate, which features the new location for Jamie’s Italian’s flagship site, and 62 Buckingham Gate, where branches of Leon and Benugo have set up shop.
Nova, Victoria, which is set to open in 2016 and will see a collection of venues from high-calibre operators including Jason Atherton, and Will Ricker, who will be bringing two new concepts; The Stoke House, an American BBQ, and the Juice Well, a cold pressed juice bar.
Following their recent successful re-launch of Qualingo’s, D&D will also be opening a 10,000sq ft restaurant over two floors of Nova. This will comprise of a café, bar, outdoor terrace, and food retail on the ground floor, and the restaurant itself on the first floor.
62 Buckingham Gate, Victoria, London
Des Gunewardena, D&D chief executive, says “Victoria is becoming one of the most desirable places in central London to live, work, and eat out. We are keen to be a part of that scene”.
The Zig Zag building will be opening later this year. The stylish new structure will also feature up-market venues such as the second branch of Martin Williams’ new M Restaurant, and Ibérica, whose Spanish style menu was devised by 3 Michelin-starred chef Nacho Manzano.
These establishments will join the other popular high street brands in the area including Wagamama, and La Tasca.
Having received a wealth of popularity over the past few years, Victoria’s multi-billion pound redevelopment will help to cement it as a destination truly deserving of its prized SW1 postcode, which we can’t wait to dine in.